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[UPDATE] LITERARY ECOSYSTEMS AND NETWORKS: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO THE ARTS AND SOCIETY - Extended: January 15, 2012

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 1:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Graduate Conference at University of Alberta
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The Comparative Literature Graduate Student Association invites proposals for papers and visual media projects for its 6th annual graduate conference at the University of Alberta on March 9-10, 2012. Originating from the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, Comparative Literature students aim to bring together the literary ecosystems and networks from a variety of fields, using methodologies spanning different disciplines in relation to the arts and society in Canada and the world. We welcome comparative, theoretical, and applied participation that showcases the societal issues reflected in the arts and humanities research in different contexts.

UPDATE CFP deadline for 'What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English' conference - 9th January 2012

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 12:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Sian Adiseshiah/University of Lincoln, UK

Confirmed keynote speaker: Professor Peter Boxall, University of Sussex

Following the success of the 2010 conference What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English – the first decade there will be a theme for the second conference, which will form the focus of a special issue of the new journal devoted to 21st century literature, C21 Literatures: A Journal of 21st-century Writings. The theme is the title of Paul Gauguin's painting, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

Vernacular Avant Gardes, MLA Boston, January 3-6, 2013

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 4:34am
full name / name of organization: 
Justin Parks
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Avant-garde and modernist artists often sought critical alternatives to modernity in folk cultural forms. In their attempts to reconcile "high" and "low" culture, these artists located their work within purportedly authentic traditions beyond the pale of cosmopolitan modernity, offering antidotes to the social, cultural, and economic problems of their present through recourse to cultural materials distant in space and time. At the same time, the emergence of an ethnographic turn within the social sciences offered to catalogue and archive materials from rapidly disappearing vernacular cultures.

Vernacular Avant Gardes, MLA Boston, January 3-6, 2013

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 4:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Justin Parks
contact email: 

Avant-garde and modernist artists often sought critical alternatives to modernity in folk cultural forms. In their attempts to reconcile "high" and "low" culture, these artists located their work within purportedly authentic traditions beyond the pale of cosmopolitan modernity, offering antidotes to the social, cultural, and economic problems of their present through recourse to cultural materials distant in space and time. At the same time, the emergence of an ethnographic turn within the social sciences offered to catalogue and archive materials from rapidly disappearing vernacular cultures.

"Principles of Uncertainty" May 4, 2012

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 3:54am
full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center (Comparative Literature Department and Center for Critical Theory)

"Principles of Uncertainty"
Keynote Speaker: Martin Hägglund

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present the first annual interdisciplinary conference on literary theory to be held Friday, May 4, 2012. This conference is being given as part of the CUNY Graduate Center's new Center for Critical Theory, which is dedicated to the study of literary and critical theory.

[UPDATE] Violence in Theory and Practice (March 23rd-25th, 2012)

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 11:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
The University of Ottawa English Graduate Students' Association

"Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is often crude and distorted."
– Ellen Glasgow

Violence is an ever-present phenomenon in literary texts. From Homer's graphic descriptions of infantry combat in the Iliad, to Wilfred Owen's haunting portrayal of the war-torn fields of Europe, to Edith Wharton's subtle critique of Old New York as a place of ruthless social warfare, representations of violence powerfully call our attention to questions of authority, agency and power.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline -- MEMORY REMAINS Graduate Student Conference, March 31 - April 1, 2012

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 3:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Keynote Speaker: Marita Sturken, Professor and Chair, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Faculty Speaker: Erika Boeckeler, Assistant Professor of English, Northeastern University

March 31 - April 1, 2012

Call for Conference and Film Festival Reports - Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Issue 3 (Summer 2012)

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 2:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ian Murphy, Film Studies, University College Cork

The editors of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media seek conference and film festival reports from doctoral, postdoctoral and early career researchers for Issue 3 – Summer 2012.
 Potential contributors are invited to submit a conference or film festival report, along with a short bibliography and contact information to the editors by 7 February 2012. Reports should be 1,500 – 2,500 words in length and should be original, unpublished, in print or electronically, and not under consideration elsewhere.

SCCC Creative Writing Festival: A Celebration of Teaching and Writing Seeks Proposals for Workshops and Panel Discussions

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 10:11am
full name / name of organization: 
Suffolk County Community College
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The English Departments of the Grant, Ammerman, and Eastern campuses at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island will be holding the Fifth Annual Creative Writing Festival on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

The Festival brings together students, poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, essayists, and creative writing professors for an engaging day of workshops, panel discussions, readings, and related events. To this end, the SCCC Creative Writing Festival Committee seeks proposals from interested writers, faculty, and graduate students of the following nature:

1st global Conference: The Graphic Novel (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 9:09am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st global Conference:
The Graphic Novel

Friday 7th September 2012 – Sunday 9th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

"Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea… and ideas are bulletproof."
― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

The Third International Comics Conference: Comics Rock. 28-29 June 2012. Bournemouth, UK.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 8:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Studies in Comics (Intellect Books) and Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (Routledge)

Comics and Education (Thursday 28 June 2012)
Comics and Multi-Modal Adaptation (Friday 29 June 2012)

After a successful two years at Manchester Metropolitan University, the next International Comics Conference (organised by Studies in Comics and the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics) is heading to the seaside! We now invite proposals for papers, posters and workshops on:

CFP - International Journal of Computer Networks (IJCN)

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 2:35am
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Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
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Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Computer Networks (IJCN) Volume 4, Issue 2.

The International Journal of Computer Networks (IJCN) is an archival, bimonthly journal committed to the timely publications of peer-reviewed and original papers that advance the state-of-the-art and practical applications of computer networks. It provides a publication vehicle for complete coverage of all topics of interest to network professionals and brings to its readers the latest and most important findings in computer networks.

CSC Journals anticipate and invite papers on any of the following topics:

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